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SirJamesDTech - Corsair Obsidian 800D Upgrades/Asus Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision

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Corsair deserves to be applauded for keeping the Obsidian series up to date, and with that in mind I am today installing a couple of 800D upgrades:
The 800D/700D front panel USB 3.0 kit
http://www.corsair.com/cases/case-ac...00d-700d-front...
The 800D SATA 6Gb/s backplane kit
http://www.corsair.com/obsidian-seri...grade-kit.html
I am also installing the B3 Revision of my Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 motherboard, which just arrived today.
    
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Nice! Thanks for the video.
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Hi,
May I ask the power wires of the backplane on the other end will be connected to the motherboard or power supply?

Jimmy
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Hi,
May I ask the power wires of the backplane on the other end will be connected to the motherboard or power supply?

Jimmy
Power wires have to connect to the power supply. I don't see how you would power it off the motherboard...
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Thanks, George! My compliments to Corsair for keeping this series relevant!
Many other manufacturers could learn a thing or two from this.
    
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I just don't get it. I keep hearing sATA II and sATA III are actually the exact same as far as cables for them go. So why would the case need an upgraded backplane? Is there more to it than just pass-through connectors on the backplane?

I'm not saying it doesn't need one, I just don't understand why.

Can anyone clarify this?

Thx!

Tim
    
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I just don't get it. I keep hearing sATA II and sATA III are actually the exact same as far as cables for them go. So why would the case need an upgraded backplane? Is there more to it than just pass-through connectors on the backplane?

I'm not saying it doesn't need one, I just don't understand why.

Can anyone clarify this?

Thx!

Tim
While the pin-out is identical, the higher speeds of SATA 3 requires more robust signal integrity. The old backplane wasn't capable of full SATA 3 speeds, the new one is.

It's just like the different HDMI cable speeds. The upgrade from HDMI 1.2 to HDMI 1.3 specs basically increased the bandwidth capability of the cable.
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While the pin-out is identical, the higher speeds of SATA 3 requires more robust signal integrity. The old backplane wasn't capable of full SATA 3 speeds, the new one is.

It's just like the different HDMI cable speeds. The upgrade from HDMI 1.2 to HDMI 1.3 specs basically increased the bandwidth capability of the cable.
Thx George. Now I learned something about HDMI cables, too.

:-)

Tim
    
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